Andrew Cuomo, who this morning accepted the Democratic nomination to run for governor at Hilton Rye Town in Rye Brook, went downstairs after his speech where friends, family and supporters greeted him, took pictures and wished him well.
Reporters, of course, took the opportunity to ask him about his message and wanted to know how he would reform Albany.
In an impromptu press conference of sorts, he addressed state finances, charter schools and voter anger. The question, as Cuomo put it, is “where do you go with that anger?”
“The good news is people are engaged,” he said. “You have people’s attention.”
That attention may help in lawmakers efforts to enact fiscal discipline and controls, which Cuomo said are necessary at this time. That discipline might mean cuts to education and health care because that’s where the money is — raising taxes and borrowing weren’t the answers, he said.
“I’m not going to raise taxes,” he said.
Here’s about 8 minutes of audio from the session, which includes a tune from Journey in the background.